Assistant Professor of Chinese History, Continuing-track



Job description

Elon, NC

The Department of History and Geography at Elon University seeks applicants for a continuing-track position in Chinese history (Qing dynasty to the present preferred) at the assistant professor level beginning in mid-August 2020. Applicants must demonstrate both excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as strong scholarly potential. PhD in history is required, as are strong language skills in their field of research. Teaching will include: introductory and upper-division courses in their specialization, World in the Twentieth Century, and classes in the Elon Core Curriculum. Interest in teaching study-abroad classes is desirable. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in history by August 1, 2020.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit us at

How to apply

Applications must be received by October 15, 2019 to be assured of consideration. To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an article-length writing sample. All materials should be sent electronically to: Michael Matthews, Chair, Chinese History Search Committee, [email protected]. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.